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IN THIS ISSUE: Few expectations when US, N. Korea meet again, Obama seeks more money for nuclear arms, France to extend life of nuclear plants, Iran to unveil new nuclear projects, Armageddon averted? Pakistan, China mull ambitious nuclear power deal.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
 

Few Expectations For Progress When U.S., North Korea Meet Again

Steve Herman | Voice of America

Glyn Davies

U.S. diplomats and South Korean government officials have few expectations that the first direct talks between American and North Korean diplomats since the death of Kim Jong Il will yield a significant breakthrough.

For the first time since the leadership transition in Pyongyang, the United States and North Korea are to engage in negotiations about nuclear disarmament.

The U.S. State Department says envoy Glyn Davies will meet with North Korea's first vice foreign minister, Kim Kye Gwan, on February 23 in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Full Article



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Chris Schneidmiller | Global Security Newswire
The Obama administration is seeking a bump in funding for programs to maintain the U.S. nuclear arsenal and to prevent the spread of atomic arms around the world, according to budget figures released on Monday.    Full Article

Yves Clarisse | Reuters
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has decided to extend the life of the country's nuclear power plants beyond 40 years so the economy can continue to benefit from cheap energy, Industry Minister Eric Besson said on Sunday.     Full Article

Associated Press
Iran's official news agency says that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will unveil new nuclear projects on Wednesday. IRNA did not say in its Tuesday report what the projects would be.     Full Article

RT
There are claims in the Russian media; the country was within a hair's breadth of a disaster comparable to Chernobyl a few weeks ago. It is alleged a strategic missile-carrying sub was on fire for more than a day with its entire arsenal aboard.     Full Article

Mainichi Daily News
Pakistan and China are in the final stage of negotiations for a deal to set up at least six nuclear power plants at different sites in Pakistan to be commissioned by 2023, according to Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission sources.    Full Article

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45%

of the Chinese general public

believe their country should share a global leadership role.

30%

of Indian parliamentarians

have criminal cases pending against them.

140

charter schools in the United States

are linked to Turkey’s Gülen movement.

2.5–5

thousand tons of chemical weapons

are in North Korea’s possession.

92%

of import tariffs

among Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru have been eliminated.

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trillion a year

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of GDP in oil-exporting Arab countries

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72%

of Europeans and Turks

are opposed to intervention in Syria.

90%

of Russian exports to China

are hydrocarbons; machinery accounts for less than 1%.

13%

of undiscovered oil

is in the Arctic.

17

U.S. government shutdowns

occurred between 1976 and 1996.

40%

of Ukrainians

want an “international economic union” with the EU.

120

million electric bicycles

are used in Chinese cities.

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of the world’s energy supply

is consumed by cities.

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50%

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of the U.S. economy

is consumed by healthcare.

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of Brazilian protesters

learned about a massive rally via Facebook or Twitter.

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million cases pending

in India’s judicial system.

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now needs urgent assistance.

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contested India’s last national elections.

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is for the transportation sector.

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of Chechnya’s pre-1994 population

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of oil consumed in China

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billion in goods and services

traded between the United States and China in 2012.

$100

billion in foreign investment and oil revenue

have been lost by Iran because of its nuclear program.

4700%

increase in China’s GDP per capita

between 1972 and today.

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billion have been spent

to complete the Bushehr nuclear reactor in Iran.

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is all the Bushehr nuclear reactor provides.

78

journalists

were imprisoned in Turkey as of August 2012 according to the OSCE.

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